Join us online for Master Classes; and workshops on craft and technique. Past seasons have featured Colm Tóibín, Robert Sullivan, Michael Silverblatt, Parul Sehgal, Camille Rankine, Francine Prose, Claire Messud, Ayana Mathis, Yiyun Li, Leslie Jamison, Mary-Beth Hughes, Amy Hempel, John Haskell, Daniel Handler, Elizabeth Gaffney, Benjamin Dreyer, Jennifer Croft, and Alexander Chee, among others. Scholarships are offered for many classes; details can be found in the course listings below.

Elizabeth Gaffney | The Novel Workshop

Online, Zoom Tuesdays, January 25, 2022 - May 10, 2022

***This class has sold out. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email megan@apublicspace.org***

This season’s Novel Workshop is designed for writers with a substantially or fully complete draft of their novels. Each writer will have the opportunity to have their entire manuscript read and critiqued.

Charles D’Ambrosio | Master Class

Online, Zoom Saturday, March 5, 2022

***This class has sold out. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email megan@apublicspace.org***

It’s been said that the law of the innermost form of the personal essay is heresy, and if that’s true, if the form itself is heretical, if it resists orthodoxy, then what can I say as a teacher that doesn’t involve burning witches? Let’s don’t do that; instead, let’s be witches together. In this class we’ll create a kind of essayistic space and do all our discovering together, exploring one the form’s central mysteries.

Anne Elliott | Friction and Resistence

Online, Zoom Sundays, March 13–April 3, 2022

In this four-week workshop, we will look at examples of friction in stories—friction between people, between ideas, between institutions, and even the friction between the page and the reader, considering the way that a story might participate in a larger discourse of resistance.

Tash Aw | Master Class

Online, Zoom Saturday, April 2, 2022

In an age of unparalleled human migration, we will explore how fiction writers respond to moving across boundaries and living in countries and cultures often radically different from those of their origins.

Mónica de la Torre | Master Class

Online, Zoom Thursday, April 21, 2022

In this interdisciplinary master class we will study repetition’s different manifestations, ranging from incantation to structuring device intended to harmonize or disrupt meaning, and from conceit (in the case of copying and reenactments) to narrative through line and plot device.

Samantha Hunt | Master Class

Online, Zoom Thursday, May 12, 2022

How do we write what cannot be said or cannot even be known? How do we use language to delve into mystery and wonder?

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